To: Hampshire Faculty and Staff
From: Hampshire students organizing for the National Lesbian and Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., Oct 11, 1987
This is an anonymous letter about the upcoming march to Washington on October 11:
"As a heterosexual person, I want to tell you why this March is so important to me. When lesbians and gay men can live their lives openly and freely, we will all be able to live more openly and freely. This is more than a civil liberties issue--I'm not just talking about the importance of maintaining the right to say anything, no matter how unorthodox. I'm talking about the kind of society I want to live in.
Interested in what people were saying before, during, and after the conference? Want to learn more about a workshop that you just didn't get to attend?
We partnered with Feministing.com and Amplifyyourvoice.org to expand the conference conversations beyond the workshops and into the blogosphere. Many of you contributed too. Thanks to all the bloggers who recorded, documented, and continued the conversations at our 30th anniversary conference.
If you see any posts missing, please let us know!
Leticia Contreras, a third-year Hampshire College student, has been selected by Campus Compact as a Newman Civic Fellow.
College and university presidents from 30 states nominated the 135 honorees, described by Campus Compact as “the best of the best: promising college leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for the challenges facing communities throughout the country.”
Thank you to everyone who attended our 30th anniversary conference, From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom. It was great to have you here. It was a weekend full of thought-provoking and inspiring workshops and interactions. We hope that you left inspired and rejuvenated and ready to take action.
Please stay in touch with us and keep us posted on any new collaborations that were formed or new approaches to your work as a result of the conversations and networking that happened at the conference.
We are committed to convening an activist conference that meets your needs and interests. To do this, we need your feedback and suggestions!
On April 8-10, 2011, over 1,200 students and community activists from 152 campuses and over 300 organizations came together for a weekend of workshops, discussions, learning, networking and movement building to revitalize political passions, energy and imagination, and to celebrate our collective leadership and strength.